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lux et Uerttas; 

Saturday, May Ninth, Two Thousand and Nine 

Ten O'Clock A. M. 

Tiger Arena 

Savannah State University 

Savannah, Georgia 

Digitized by the Internet Archive 

in 2012 with funding from 

LYRASIS Members and Sloan Foundation 

avannah State University 
Mission Statement 

The University's mission is to graduate students prepared to perform at higher levels of 
economic productivity, social responsibility, and excellence in their chosen fields of endeavor 
in a changing global community. The educational goal is realized through program 
offerings in the College of Business Administration, the College of Liberal Arts and Social 
Sciences, and the College of Sciences and Technology, which lead to baccalaureate, and 
master's degrees. 

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History of Savannah State University 

On November 26, 1890, enabling legislation was passed by the Georgia General Assembly to establish 
a school for the education and training of colored students, which was to operate as a part of the 
University of Georgia. One hundred and nineteen years later, the college has become Savannah State 
University, the oldest public historically black university in Georgia. 

A preliminary session of the new college was held in the Baxter Street School Building in Athens, 
Georgia, with Richard Robert Wright, Sr., as principal. On October 7, 1891, the new college, 
named the Georgia State Industrial College for Colored Youths, moved to its present location in 
Thunderbolt, Georgia. Wright was president and there were live faculty members: Loring B. Falmer, 
A.B.; Frank Cobb, A.B.; Alexander Ashton; Reverend Leigh B. Maxwell, A.B.; Reverend James M. 
Simms, proctor and steward; and Decatur Suggs, vice-president. 

The university awarded its first baccalaureate degree to Richard R. Wright, jr., in 1898. He went on 
to become the first black man to receive the Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Pennsylvania 
(1911), and later to become the president of historic Wilberforce University. During Wright's tenure 
as president (1890-1921), President William McKinley (1898) and President William Howard Taft 
(1912) visited the campus and spoke to students and faculty in the Peter W Meldrim Hall. 

Cyrus Gilbert Wiley, class of 1899, and the first alumnus to become president of the university (1921- 
1926), followed Wright. Benjamin F Hubert, who came to Georgia State College from Tuskegee 
Institute, served as president from 1926-1947. It was during his tenure that the college became a full- 
time degree granting institution, without high school and normal programs, and became a member 
of the University System of Georgia (1932). The name of the college was changed to Georgia State 
College in 1932. In 1950, the name of the college was changed to Savannah State College and in 
1996, the name was changed to Savannah State University. 

The Significance Of The Academic Mace 

Observing the centuries-old convocation procedures, each Marshal in the Savannah State University 
Academic Procession carries an official mace, which is indicative of the power, dignity, and magisterium 
vested in the University. The mace is a club-shaped staff that originated in the Middle Ages as 
a weapon. Eventually, it gained a ceremonial character and is presently employed most often by 
legislative forums and academic enterprises. 

The official mace and stand of Savannah State University were designed and made from mahogany 
wood by Dr. Ernest S. Brown, Associate Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering Technology. 

The University motto is "Lux Et Veritas" (Light and Truth). 

Academic Regalia 

Modern academic dress has evolved from a type of apparel prescribed by English Medieval Universities 
to distinguish their schools from the lay person in dress at a time when everybody wore robes or gowns. 
When American colleges and universities desired to adopt some suitable system of academic apparel a 
half century ago, it seemed best to agree on some definite system which all might follow. Accordingly, 
this attire has consisted of the cap, the gown, and the hood, the latter two now differing according to 
the degree the wearer has received. 

The modern cap, in academic dress, has the same design for all degrees: black and square-shaped 
with a tassel hanging from the center. However, the color of the tassel usually differentiates the field 
of study for which the degree was granted, the gold tassel being worn by doctors or by presidents of 
colleges and universities; but it may be added that the black tassel is correct for all degrees. 

The gown, unlike the cap, differs appreciably in design according to the degree conferred on the 
wearer. The gown for the bachelor's degree has pointed sleeves. It is designed to be worn closed. The 
gown for the master's degrees, worn open or closed, has an oblong sleeve, open at the wrist, like the 
others. The sleeve base hangs down in the traditional manner. The rear part of its oblong shape is 
square cut, and the front part has an arc cut away. The doctor's gown, worn open or closed, has long 
sleeves faced with velvet; three bars of velvet are midway the sleeves. The trimmings of the doctor's 
gown may be black or the color associated with the field of study. 

The hood, while not an article of dress, is however, the most distinctive feature of the academic 
attire. It is a black, crow-shaped badge or adornment with an oval opening and worn down the back. 
It enables one to quickly determine not only the degree held by the wearer but also the college or 
university from which he is graduated. The colors lining the hood and the size and the shape of the 
hood make this distinction. The bachelor's and master's hoods are three feet and three and a half feet 
in length, respectively; the doctor's hood is four feet in length and is made with a wide panel. Hoods 
may be worn for only those degrees actually held by the wearers. 

Members of the governing body of a college or university, and they only, whatever their degrees may 
be, are entitled to wear doctor's gowns (with black velvet), but their hoods may be only those of 
degrees actually held by the wearers or those especially prescribed for them by the institution. 

In some colleges and universities, it is customary for the president, chancellor, or chief officer to wear 
a costume similar to that worn by the head of a foreign university. 

The chief marshal may wear a specially designed costume approved by the institution. 

For all academic purposes, including trimmings of doctor's gowns, edging of hoods, and tassels of caps, 
the color associated with different subjects as prescribed by the revised American Intercollegiate 
Code is as follows: 

Arts, Letters, Humanities White Oratory (Speech) Silver Gray 

Business Drab Philosophy Dark Blue 

Economics Copper Physical Education Sage Green 

Education Light Blue Public Administration Peacock Blue 

Law Purple Science Golden Yellow 

Library Science Lemon Social Work Citron 

Music Pink Theology Scarlet 

At Savannah State University, the lining of the hood has an orange chevron on a blue background to 
represent school colors. A faculty member wears the color of his alma mater. 


Donnie L. Cochran | United States Navy Captain (Retired) 

Commencement Speaker 

Donnie L. Cochran grew up on a farm near Pelham, Ga., where 
fundamental values and a genuine work ethic were instilled in him 
by his parents. Mr. Cochran is a 1976 graduate of Savannah State, 
earning a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering Technology and a 
Commission in the United States Navy. Mr. Cochran is currently 
employed at Coca Cola Aviation Department as the group manager, 
Flight Operation Support, and as a captain on the Gulf Stream V 
aircraft. Prior to joining Coca Cola, Mr. Cochran worked for United 
Parcel Services (UPS) as a flight training supervisor and as a captain 
onboard the Boeing 727 aircraft. 

Mr. Cochran joined the civilian aviation industry in December 2000 with experience gained 
from his 24-year aviation career with the U. S. Navy. His Navy career included duty as a fighter 
pilot, flying the RF-8 and F-14A from the decks of the aircraft carriers USS Nimitz, USS Coral 
Sea, USS Kitty Hawk, USS Enterprise and the USS Ranger. Mr. Cochran's distinguished career 
also included two tours with the United States Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, The Blue 
Angels. In 1985, he was selected as the first African-American pilot to fly with the Blue Angels, 
and in 1994, he became the first African-American pilot to command the Blue Angels. During 
his tours as a Blue Angel pilot, he flew over 2,200 hours in more than 300 air shows before 
over 30 million spectators throughout the United States and Canada. He has also served as the 
professor of Naval Science at Florida A & M University with cross-town enrollment for students 
at Florida State universities. During his final assignment he served as the deputy commander, 
Navy Recruiting Command, second in command of over 7,000 people at over 1,500 locations 
around the nation and abroad. He is a command pilot with ratings and experience in nine types 
of aircraft and over 5,450 hours of flight time. 

Mr. Cochran's other academic achievements include graduating from Troy State University with 
a Master's Degree in Human Resource Management. He is also a graduate of the United States 
Air Force Air War College with a diploma in National Security and International Studies. 

Mr. Cochran has received many awards and honors including the Distinguished Graduate Award 
from Savannah State University, Black Engineer of the Year for 1989, the Legion of Merit Medal, 
(3) Meritorious Medals, Navy Commendation Medal, Air Medal and numerous other awards 
and honors. 

Mr. Cochran is married to the former Emarvanay Dexter of Plant City, Fla. They have 
four children. 

Order of Procession 

The Chief Marshal 

The Class Marshals 

Candidates for Master's Degrees 

Candidates for Baccalaureate Degrees 

Faculty Emeriti 

The Faculty 

The Presidential Party 

The academic regalia, the academic processional, and the ceremonial program are part of 
an ancient tradition of learning. This tradition is a unified, solemn occasion at which only 
applause is appropriate. 

The audience is asked to refrain from any other form of expression and to reserve 
celebrations until the program is concluded. 


Order of Exercises 

Earl G. Yarbrough Sr., Ph.D., President 



*Academic Procession 

Inspirational Reading 


"War March of the Priests" 


Introduction of Platform Guests 
and Introduction of Speaker 

Commencement Address 

Presentation of Awards 

President's Second Mile Award 


Presentation of Candidates 

for the Master of 

Business Administration Degree 

Presentation of Candidates 

for the Master of 

Public Administration Degree 

Presentation of Candidates 
for the Master of 
Social Work Degree 

Presentation of Candidates 
for the Master of Science in 
Urban Studies Degree 

Presentation of Candidates 
for the Master of Science in 
Marine Sciences Degree 

"Thou Art God!" 

'Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit" 

Professor Nan Poole Spicer, Organist 

Felix Mendelssohn 
Professor Nan Poole Spicer, Organist 

Professor Chad Faries 

Department of Liberal Arts 

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences 

Savannah State University 

arr. by John Ness Beck 

Savannah State University Concert Choir 

Professor Nan Poole Spicer, Organist 

Dr. Earl G. Yarbrough Sr. 

Captain Donnie L. Cochran 

United States Navy (Retired) 

Dr. Earl G. Yarbrough Sr. 

arr. by William Levi Dawson 

Savannah State University Concert Choir 
Professor Nan Poole Spicer, Organist 

Dr. Chellu S. Chetty 

Dean, Graduate Studies and Sponsored Research 

Dr. Chellu S. Chetty 

Dr. Chellu S. Chetty 

Dr. Chellu S. Chetty 

Dr. Chellu S. Chetty 

Order of Exercises 

Conferring of Master's Degrees Dr. Earl G. Yarbrough Sr. 

Assisted by Dr. Chellu S. Chetty, Dr. Gloria Shearin, English Professor, Liberal Arts and Mrs. Linda Crossman, Registrar 


of Undergraduate Deans 

Presentation of Candidates 

for the Baccalaureate Degree 

College of Business Administration 
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences 
College of Sciences and Technology 

Dr. Mary C. Wyatt 

Vice President for Academic Affairs 

Dr. Mostafa H. Sarhan, Dean 

Dr. Jane M. Gates, Dean 

Dr. Kuppuswamy Jayaraman, Acting Dean 

Conferring of Baccalaureate Degrees Dr. Earl G. Yarbrough Sr. 

Assisted by the Academic Deans, Dr. Gloria Shearin, English Professor, Liberal Arts and Mrs. Linda Crossman, Registrar 

President's Charge to the Graduates 
Alumni Induction 

Presentation of Army Reserve Officers 
Training Corps Candidates for Commissioning 

Commissioning of Officers 

Reading the Commissioning Document 

Administering the Oath of Office 

Alma Mater* 

Motivational Closing Thought 


Dr. Earl G. Yarbrough Sr. 

Mr. Ryan Tomblin, Immediate Past Southern Region Vice President 
Savannah State University National Alumni Association 

Major Marion Johnson 

Department Head Army ROTC Savannah 
Assistant Professor for Military Science, US Army 

Major Marion Johnson 

Major Marion Johnson 

Professor Nan Poole Spicer, Organist 

Professor Chad Faries 

"Pomp and Circumstance" 

Sir Edward Elgar 
Professor Nan Poole Spicer, Organist 

Savannah State College Hymn 

Original words and music by J. Randolph Fisher and Hillary Hatchett 

Let us give thanks and praises to 

Our Alma Mater, S.S. U. 

Thine honor, pride, and eminence, 

We raise in prayerful reverence. 

Guide us still from day to day, 

Be Thou mindful lest we lose our way; 

Help us know that life, short or long, 

Means unceasing work for weak and strong. 

*The audience is requested to stand. 

**The audience is requested to sit and to remain seated until the recession has exited. 


Where Savannah meets the sea, 

Where grassy plains and palms abound, 

Where the Flow 'rs are gems of loveliness, 

There S.S. U. is found. 

We adore each beauteous scene and hall, 

Our all we pledge to Thee! 

In our hearts we '11 build a shrine for You 

We hail Thee, S.S.U.! 

Lyrical Revision by Ms. LaGina M. Frazier 


college of business administration 

Master of Business Administration 

Grayzel Lavone Ellison | Savannah State University 
Jovon Marquies Green | Georgia Southern University 

Gina Renee Smith | Savannah State University 
Katina Patrice Stewart | Savannah State University 


Master of Public Administration 

LaTeisha Shanel Barnett | Savannah State University 

Gloria McCune Drain | Jackson State University 

Juana Latrell Henderson | Armstrong Atlantic State University 

Zenobie Anika Purnell I Wesleyan College 

Latisha Yvette Thomas | Georgia State University 

Master of Social Work 

Amber Marie Barnes | Georgia Southern University 

Chandriah Renee Bell | Savannah State University 

Marcy Collett Berry | Georgia College & State University 

Charmer Houser Brazier | Knoxville College 

Tabatha Shinkia Crawford | Savannah State University 

! Summer Rogers Faulk | Mercer University 

Ardra Joyce Norman | Augusta State University 

Carmin Nicole Nowlin | Florida A &. M University 

Joan Lee Oxley | Georgia Southern University 

LeJay Shamir Parker | Winston Salem State University 

LaKisha Yvette Tarver | Fort Valley State University 

Lachyrll Contongi Taylor | Warner Southern College 

Tenise LaToya Tillman | Fayetteville State University 

Ashley Dale Tuttle | Savannah State University 

Stephen Pernell Veal | Georgia College & State University 

Terry Marquis Walton | Savannah State University 

Leah Elaine Whaley-Holmes | Bennett College 

Master of Science in Urban Studies 

Jon Michael Lattimore | Savannah State University 
Carry Jana Smith | Middle Tennessee State University 


Master of Science in Marine Sciences 

Marvin Mason Mace III | Savannah State University 
Tracey Melissa Modeste | Savannah State University 

! In Absentia 




**Victoria L. Burch | Augusta, Georgia *Erica Zonobia Varner | Savannah, Georgia 

Megan Denyse Jones | Hardeeville, South Carolina ***Darian Jovon Wilder | Guyton, Georgia 

! Lydia Riddle Lockett | Pooler, Georgia Lyshanna Lertell Williams | Savannah, Georgia 

Tawana Pearl Parker | Savannah, Georgia *LaQuandra Malta via Woods | Augusta, Georgia 
*Vernon Taylor Jr | Savannah, Georgia 

Computer Information Systems 

Keith Solomon Bevans | Nassau, Bahamas 
*Katrina E. Brown | Savannah, Georgia 
O'Bryan R. Clemons | Spartanburg, South Carolina 
Canton J. Gardenshire | Savannah, Georgia 
Michael Dquan Gleaton | Savannah, Georgia 

*Darrell Keith Baldwin Jr | Sandersville, Georgia 
Danny Nathaniel Brown | Stone Mountain, Georgia 
Kesha Renee Carswell I Irwinton, Georgia 
Bernard C. Coleman | Largo, Florida 
Grover Edward Collins | Savannah, Georgia 
*Dalisha A. Crowder | Covington, Georgia 
*Xavia Monique Daniels | Savannah, Georgia 
Mikita LeTece Debose-Porter I Anchorage, Alaska 
*Chamara Lenea Franklin | Marietta, Georgia 
Crystal Banika Gordon | Covington, Georgia 

Sharice Evette King | Savannah, Georgia 
! Rondrick Otis Parker | Hardeeville, South Carolina 
Lavinia Denise Warrens | Brunswick, Georgia 
Arkeisha Shawnta Woods | Washington, Georgia 


**Marilyn Shields Jackson | Savannah, Georgia 
**Myleka Patrice Jenkins | Lithia Spring, Georgia 
John David Lipscomb | Riverdale, Georgia 
Shayna Nicole Norah | Mahleton, Georgia 
*Laurina Shardae Saunders | Jonesboro, Georgia 
*Barbara Uta Schrock-Sturch | Savannah, Georgia 
Isaiah M. Stephens | Athens, Georgia 
Gregory Vandez Watkins | Macon, Georgia 
*Jessica Danielle Wilson | Savannah, Georgia 
*Kaprina LeShay Zachary I Decatur, Georgia 


*LeeAnistain Bashiru Brownlee I Savannah, Georgia ***Lemaro Roget Thompson | Savannah, Georgia 

Shanna Nicole Copeland | Savannah, Georgia Amber Nicole West | Oglethorpe, Georgia 

* Autumn Marie Hines | Savannah, Georgia Chardean Letitia Wilkerson | Augusta, Georgia 

Christopher Duwayne Milan | Indianapolis, Indiana *Felecia Jamese Wyatt | Decatur, Georgia 


Behavior Analysis 

Candice Simone Allen | Atlanta, Georgia 
DeQuincey Marquette Brown | Augusta, Georgia 
Zackary Mario Clark | Riceboro, Georgia 
Jennifer LaTonya Dorsett | Riverdale, Georgia 
Qiana Shaunte Glasper I Stone Mountain, Georgia 
Amber Carshell Johnson | Avera, Georgia 
Shmika Shrae Jones | Indianapolis, Indiana 
**Kristie Zierjack Lee | Nahunta, Georgia 

*Brandi Nicole Bolden | Los Angeles, California 
Carlos Marcel Davis | Hinesville, Georgia 
Brooke Renee Gentry | Hephzibah, Georgia 
Dorsenia Amanda Hendrix | Savannah, Georgia 
Christopher Devar Linton | Jacksonville, Florida 

**Takima Shannay Pounds | East Dublin, Georgia 
*Brittany Charney Sawyers | Pooler, Georgia 
Casee Suzanne Smith | Waycross, Georgia 
***Tirrany JaNice Thurmond | Statham, Georgia 
*Cierra Tajmir Watson | Jefferson, Georgia 
Stephen R. Williams | Riverdale, Georgia 
Jasmin Danielle Woodson | Augusta, Georgia 

Criminal Justice 

*Joshua Tramaine Hayes Marshall | Lyons, Georgia 
**Charlene Marie Peebles | Savannah, Georgia 
Melvin Christopher Scott | Savannah, Georgia 
Robert J. Taylor III | Macon, Georgia 

***Summa Cum Laude 

**Magna Cum Laude 

*Cum Laude 

! In Abseniia 



English, Language & Literature 

Mykia Shante Beckham | College Park, Georgia 
**Jada Nicole Holsey | Jacksonville, Florida 
Nicole Adelle Lord | Rego Park, New York 
April Renee Moye | Charlotte, North Carolina 

**Tracie Rae Burrows I Wailuku, Hawaii 

*Jeria Teresa Arthur | Covington, Georgia 
*Brian Anthony Bailey | Oglethorpe, Georgia 
Xavier A. Beard | Hephzibah, Georgia 
David Benjamin Boston | Stockbridge, Georgia 
Kiona Inyas Cameron | Atlanta, Georgia 
Michelle Alicia Campbell | Lithonia, Georgia 
**Startecia Lashawnte Cotton | Jonesboro, Georgia 
Michael A Dunlap | Lithonia, Georgia 
***Windi J. Floyd j Savannah, Georgia 
Nathan Franklin Gibbs | Lithonia, Georgia 
**Malisa Shonee Gipson I Hampton, Georgia 
*Falion Ti-East Jackson | Lithonia, Georgia 
Gregory ONeal Jackson II | Missouri City, Texas 

Political Science 

Latasha Renee Norfleet | Pooler, Georgia 
Chiquinn Nicole Williams | Atlanta, Georgia 
Ashley Marie Woods | Savannah, Georgia 


Glen Nathan Wormley Jr | Culpeper, Virginia 

Mass Communications 

Para Sharde Malden | Jonesboro, Georgia 
Tiffany Marie McClendon | Albany, Georgia 
*Jessica Nicole McCune | Dublin, Georgia 
Mischa K. Morton | Savannah, Georgia 
Demario Antione Ridley | Atlanta, Georgia 
Jennifer Nicole Robinson | Garden City, Georgia 
*Sharisma Rhea Sawyer | Nassau, Bahamas 
Tristan Rhamel Smith | Stone Mountain, Georgia 
***Khaleela Inez Turay | Savannah, Georgia 
*Davida Elizabeth Walker | Savannah, Georgia 
Erin Pattrice Wells | Chesapeake, Virginia 
*Ebony Neeki Williams | Savannah, Georgia 

Danielle Rose Brown | Lithonia, Georgia 

Selvyn Phillip Arthur Hawkins Jr | Providenciales, Turks 

and Caicos Islands 
***Jeremy Elijah Herren | Griffin, Georgia 
Iris Ledona King | Macon, Georgia 

Norman Jean Mitchell | Tybee Island, Georgia 
*Tequilla Janisse Pittman I Savannah, Georgia 
LaToya Denae Porter | Macon, Georgia 
Chantaria Sade Christian Sherman | Byron, Georgia 
*Michelle Suella Swanston | Kinghill, Virginia 

*Victoria Marie Allen | Allenhurst, Georgia 
LaTora Shunikeya Bell | East Point, Georgia 
Sierra Jovan Benning | Augusta, Georgia 
*Bridgette Bernadette Dennis | Savannah, Georgia 
Brandon Taddessa Emerson | Savannah, Georgia 
*Antoinette Vivian Frazier | Savannah, Georgia 
Quinetta LaFaye Johnson | Thomasville, Georgia 

*Jamarr Larue Rayne | Wilmington, Delaware 
***Melvina Katrina Robinson | Atlanta, Georgia 
**Kiana N. Smith | Conyers, Georgia 
Malissa Renee Thornton | Lithonia, Georgia 
*Shaira Jovan Willard | Wadley, Georgia 

Social Work 

Erica Samantha Taylor | Savannah, Georgia 
*Christopher James Weatherly | Savannah, Georgia 
Amy Lyn Wilder | Savannah, Georgia 
*Faylencia Quan Woodfork I Savannah, Georgia 


**Marshell Lindsay Keaton | Vienna, Georgia 
**Tracey Denise Oliver-McCombs | Savannah, Georgia 
Ian Quantez Montfort | Smyrna, Georgia 
Melanie LeShawn Robinson | Savannah, Georgia 
*DeAsia J. Singleton | Savannah, Georgia 
Bridgette Nicole Wilson | Augusta, Georgia 
*Miranda LaShay Wright | Brunswick, Georgia 

Shachet Phynique Jordan | Waynesboro, Georgia 

Visual and Performing Arts 

*Patrick O'Neal Barnes | Savannah, Georgia Latonya UcheDannika Sampson | Ellenwood, Georgia 

***Summa Cum Laude **Magna Cum Laude *Cum Laude ! In Absentia 




**Rena Juah Bartee | Bethlehem, Georgia 

Precious Jewel Byam | Lobeco, South Carolina 

LaTecia Marie Crawford | Savannah, Georgia 

CALisha Gianeia Crowder I Covington, Georgia 

*Ashley LaShon Cummings I Savannah, Georgia 

**Maria Cecilia DaCunha | Freeport Grand Bahamas Island, 

Chrismar Y. Drakes | Savannah, Georgia 
Latoya Silawnta Gaulden I Fitzgerald, Georgia 
*Tomul Theron Howard | Mableton, Georgia 
Kelli Mishell Jenkins | Savannah, Georgia 

*Janet Vontrice Cowins I Augusta, Georgia 
Idoreyin Enoh I Stone Mountain, Georgia 


Jessica E. Jones | Savannah, Georgia 

Dustin Jamez Lemons | Griffin, Georgia 

*Kelson Luma I Austell, Georgia 

Mariesha Shemel McCray | Moultrie, Georgia 

Donza Marquita McGruder | Augusta, Georgia 

Eduardo Guillemo Mejias I Montgomery Village, Maryland 

*Edwinna Chenelle Patterson | Athens, Georgia 

Bernice Marie Rogers | Baxley, Georgia 

Marshellyica Agneshia Wells | Walthourville, Georgia 

**Kenneth Bernard Williams | Macon, Georgia 

Tangela Kendratta Willis | Loganville, Georgia 


**Althea Anna Fields | Riceboro, Georgia 
*Sidney Vernard Jones | Savannah, Georgia 

Civil Engineering Technology 

India Shaunte-Tonia Calhoun | Savannah, Georgia Jennifer Leigh Hall | Mableton, Georgia 

Jonathan Eady | Savannah, Georgia Shamice Ambria James | Columbus, Georgia 

*Simone Denis Francis | Nassau, Bahamas 

Computer Science Technology 

Jimell Marque Chatman | Milledgeville, Georgia Michael Dwayne Perkins II | Savannah, Georgia 

Ann M. Johnson | Pooler, Georgia *Robert David Ramsdale | Ontario, Canada 

Terry Eugene Nolton Jr | Macon, Georgia Phillip David Scott | Warner Robins, Georgia 

Electronics Engineering Technology 

Durrell Montrey Lyons | Savannah, Georgia 

Environmental Science 

Ryan Jon Conyers | Hephzibah, Georgia Catrindya Evonda Williams | Savannah, Georgia 

*Tanita Rochell Johnson | Augusta, Georgia 

Marine Science 

**Sanya Shanique Compton I Saint Vincent & Grenadines, Jameson Ian Beebe Paige | Savannah, Georgia 

West Indies Cynthia Latoya Smith | Augusta, Georgia 

! Charles Ray Hooper I Fresno, California 

Cornelius Donte Jones | Dublin, Georgia 
Dante Jumarko Jordan | College Park, Georgia 
Joaquin Antwoin Morris | Macon, Georgia 


*Natasha Leaha-Sheretta Patterson | Athens, Georgia 
*Rogderick Dewayne Worthy | Savannah, Georgia 

NOTE: Appearance of name on any list in this program must not be considered as conclusive evidence of graduation. Persons who 
have met all requirements for a particular degree and whose names appear on the lists in this program will receive the degree indicated. 

***Summa Cum Laude **Magna Cum Laude *Cum Laude ! In Absentia 


Honor Graduates 

Windi J. Floyd 
Jeremy Elijah Herren 
Melvina Katrina Robinson 

Summa Cum Laude 

(3.75 - 4.00) 

Khaleela Inez Turay 

Lemaro Roget Thompson 
Tirrany JANice Thurmond 
Darian Jovon Wilder 

Magna Cum Laude 
(3-4 - 3-74) 

Rena Juah Bartee 
Victoria L. Burch 
Tracie Rae Burrows 
Sanya Shanique Compton 
Startecia Lashawnte Cotton 
Marie Cecilia Dacunha 
Althea Anna Fields 
Malisa Shonee Gipson 
Jada Nicole Holsey 

Marilyn Shields Jackson 
Myleka Patrice Jenkins 
Marshell Lindsey Keaton 
Kristie Zierjack Lee 
Tracey Denise McCombs 
Charlene M. Peebles 
Takima Shannay Pounds 
Kiana N. Smith 
Kenneth Bernard Williams 

Cum Laude 

(3-0° - 3-39) 

Victoria Marie Allen 
Jeria Teresa Arthur 
Brian Anthony Bailey 
Darrell Keith Baldwin 
Patrick O'Neal Barnes 
Brandi Nicole Bolden 
Katrina E. Brown 
LeeAnistain Bashiru Brownlee 
Janet Vontrice Cowins 
LaTecia Marie Crawford 
DaLisha A. Crowder 
Ashley LaShon Cummings 
Xavia Monique Daniels 
Bridgette Bernadette Dennis 
Jennifer LaTanya Dorsett 
Simone Denise Francis 
Chamara Lenea Franklin 
Antoinette Vivian Frazier 
Autumn Marie Hines 
Tomul Theron Howard 
Falion Ti-East Jackson 
Tanita Rochell Johnson 
Sidney Vernard Jones 
Kelson Luma 
Joshua Tramaine Marshall 

Jessica Nicole McCune 
Edwinna Chenelle Patterson 
Natasha Leaha-Sheretta Patterson 
Tequilla Janisse Pittman 
Robert David Ramsdale 
Jamarr Larue Rayne 
Laurina Shardae Saunders 
Sharisma Rhea Sawyer 
Brittany Charney Sawyers 
Barbara Uta Schrock-Sturch 
DeAsia J. Singleton 
Michelle Suella Swanston 
Vernon Taylor 
Erica Zonobia Varner 
Davida Elizabeth Walker 
Cierra Taimir Watson 
Christopher James Weatherly 
Shaira Jovan Willard 
Ebony Neeki Williams 
Jessica Danielle Wilson 
Faylencia Quan Woodfork 
Laquqndra Malta via Woods 
Rogderick Dewayne Worthy 
Miranda LaShay Wright 
Felecia Jamese Wyatt 

Kaprina LeShay Zachary